Hedda, a plural portrait of women, immerses us in the last days of rehearsal of Hedda Gabler. A director grapples with Ibsen’s work. Her work is punctuated by the progressively obscuring interposition of memories of her sister, who had disappeared years before. We follow this unexpected, vertiginous path with her until the birth of her show.
Aurore Fattier takes hold of Ibsen’s classic and offers a contemporary transposition coupled with a mise en abyme of the work. This new work imposes itself as a machine of sharp visions, making us look more closely at the mysterious knots that exist between the unspeakable and the embodied existence. On the one hand, a kind of making of with the allure of a fantastic thriller where we follow the turmoil of the creative process behind the scenes of the theatre. On the other side, pure fiction, the representation of whole sections of Hedda Gabler staged and interpreted by the character of Laure surrounded by actors in costumes, on the stage set of the music room.
Between a mirror structure, a contemporary reading and a historical aesthetic of the play, Aurore Fattier reveals, by making the story play off against what could be what could be a contemporary news item — the disappearance of a young actress and its repercussions on her relatives —, the difference between the violence that women experience in the real world and the way it was idealized through the cultural monuments erected by our founding fathers.
Production Théâtre de Liège
Coproduction Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles
fr, surtitrage en
Deborah Marchal (alternating)
Text and dramaturgy
With the partnership of
Théâtre de Liège et DC&J
Creation and coproduction
Solarium ASBL, Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles, Théâtre Royal de Namur, Théâtre de la Cité-CDN Toulouse-Occitanie, Comédie de Valence-CDN Drôme-Ardèche, Les Théâtres de la ville du Luxembourg, Théâtre National de Nice, Prospero – Extended Theatre est un projet cofinancé par le programme Europe Créative de l’Union européenne qui comprend : le Théâtre de Liège, Odéon – Théâtre de L’Europe – Paris, Emilia Romagna Teatro Fondazione – Modena, Göteborgs Stadsteater, Hrvatsko narodno kazaliste u Zagrebu, São Luiz Teatro Municipal – Lisboa, Schaubühne – Berlin, Teatros del Canal - Communidad de Madrid, Teatr Powszechny – Warszawa
With the support of
Tax Shelter du Gouvernement fédéral de Belgique
Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen in the translation by François Regnault is published by Théâtrales